Posted on 13 January 2010.
Since the Ecuador airfare war began we have continued to received great stories form readers who are flying to Ecuador.
“Thats’ a pretty good deal. I just found flights on Continental right now for only $417 round trip from Newark.
Another reader did even better!
“Hi Gary, Saw your letter today and thought that I would share that I bought a ticket on COPA from Newark to Quito for $376 roundtrip, including taxes and fees. I couldn’t believe the price–it was even cheaper than leaving out of Miami, and I’ll be in Ecuador for 9 weeks. Quite pleased, but when I saw your post that the lowest fares were $389 roundtrip I just had to let you know I’d found it cheaper! Best, Jen“
We are delighted when reader find low airfares to Ecuador. Please share you story with us!
I just finished an airfare sampler with links for six overseas airlines (like Copa above) that offer some really low Ecuador airfares for our Ecuador Living subscribers.
Meet Merri and me with the magnificent seven speakers and contacts at our upcoming seminar who can help enhance your health and wealth.
Quantum Health…. Sheri Clary. Sheri helps us with our health. Sheri is a nurse practitioner who with her husband, James Clary MD, have been helping delegates learn natural ways to improve their health. Specializes in hormonal balance using bioidentical compounds.
Quantum Investing… Ted Tidwell. Ted is the founder of 1st Envirosafety the maker of Ted’s Stuff… a colloidal compound that has been helping farmers globally as well as helping create global business opportunity for Americans and Canadians moving abroad.
Quantum Asset Protection… Joe Cox. Joe has been my friend and attorney for more years than I care to remember. He specializes in estate planning, insurance, trusts and taxation is a frequent speaker on tax planning topics such as income taxes, insurance trusts, irrevocable trusts and offshore asset protection trusts. He has also written hundreds of articles and books concerning income tax and irrevocable trusts.
Joe is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who ’s Who in American Law. Chosen by Florida Trend Magazine as one of the top 1.6% of lawyers in Florida and one of the top 34 Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning lawyers. Chosen by Worth Magazine to be one of the top 100 attorneys in the Nation.
David Cross… our webmaster.
Thomas Fischer… former currency trader and international investment banker for over two deacdes.
Anders Nielsen my Danish investment adviser for nearly 20 years.
Shirley Peacock, the real estate broker we use to find Smalltown Florida real estate.
Join Merri and me with these seven valuable sources of information and get a free bouquet of Valentine’s roses.
Here are some of the last Ecuador roses I ordered.
I created a Valentine’s celebration as part of our February 8 to 11 Mt. Dora Florida seminar, the starting point for our Florida Ecuador split session.
The seminar begins in Mt. Dora (about an hour from Orlando airport) Thursday February 11 with “Quantum Wealth” a one day workshop conducted before our regular Florida International Investing & Business Made EZ seminar schedule.
The International Investing & Business schedule starts Friday February 12 when I join Thomas Fischer of Jyske Global Asset Management, our webmaster and the other speakers mentioned above to review where to invest in 2010.
Here is Thomas speaking at a previous seminar.
International Business & Investing shares how we create income through service and invest globally… plus shares our most valuable contacts and sources of knowledge.
Inflation makes it increasingly hard for almost everyone to keep up with the faster and faster pace of the rat race that captures most of the world…especially in economic downturns we have experienced for the past two years.
International investments and international business unlocks the restrictions of the rat race.
Economic stress grows…debt…rising cost of insurance, increased liability…inflation lurk everywhere. More crowded…more change…more push. The falling dollar and economic hard times are shredding purchasing power.
This leave us few choices.
We can join the rat race or…find enjoyable ways to invest and earn.
The international investing sessions (Friday Feb 12) look first at multi currency investing. Multi currency portfolios are usually slow moving, safe, conservative investments but they can be really profitable as well.
The portfolios we create and review at our courses are composed of mutual funds and shares and are developed with the help of one of the world’s safest banks. The mutual funds and shares are held at that bank at all times.
Suppose we get specific.
That safe bank is Jyske Bank…well established with a history of over 100 years. Jyske is Denmark ’s second largest bank, with 450,000 clients in Denmark and over 30,000 abroad.
Jyske Bank has over 23 billion euros in assets and also happens to be one of the leading currency traders in the world. The Danes have always been big currency traders because as a small naval country surrounded by England , Sweden , Finland , Russia , Germany , Norway and other countries…they have always had to deal in many currencies.
This historically gained expertise means that unlike most banks (that trade only eight hours a day) Jyske maintains a 24 hour global currency and commodity dealer service. Many other large banks use Jyske to handle their off hour currency positions. This means that Jyske is huge when it comes to multi currency activity. In fact their turnover reaches $50 billion dollars a day.
Each course reviews global economics and updates ways to adapt and prosper in current conditions.
This portion of the course reviews what I am doing as multi currency investor myself. For example during the 2008 downturn the recent Global Portfolio Currency Breakdown of my own personal portfolio looked like this.
Ecuador Real Estate 12.0%
Real Estate 31.0%
Emerging market Currencies 10.0%
Danish kroner 9.9%
British pound 6.0%
Swedish kroner 4.0%
Australian $ 1.0%
Canadian $ 1.0%
By late 2009 that portfolio had shifted to
US $ Real Estate 50%
Non US Equities 3%
Emerging Bonds 11%
Ecuador Real Estate (for sale) 15%
US$ Short -5%
my liquid portfolio was diversified in these currencies:
$ Bloc 16.0%
Euro bloc 61.0%
Emg Curr 25.0%
Now I have made another big shift in my portfolio. At the seminar you’ll see my updated portfolio and why I have made these changes.
Most teachers do not actually share their own personal portfolios… Just as Merri and I share our home and lifestyle, we share how we invest and explain why our portfolio is designed for our circumstances at any one time.
This provides you with two benefits. First, sharing why we adjust our investments helps you understand how to adjust yours.
Second, and most important, we invest real time. The data shared in our courses is about global investments you can make in the here and now. What you learn is not dated theory, but up to the minute fact! Many delegates come to course after course to update their portfolios.
We share our most valuable sources of information as well.
For example, Thomas Fischer Senior VP of Jyske’s Global Asset Management group will join us from Copenhagen to speak about where to place your current international investment allocation… along with four others… six of our friends and most valued sources if data… will be on hand to help you.
My personal investment adviser Anders Nielsen, also with Jyske, will be on hand to speak privately and answer any of your personal questions. Our friend and tax attorney of more than 20 years, Joe Cox will share information at the seminar as well.
Here I am with Anders at a previous global investment session.
Here are a few of the international investing and business subjects we review at this course.
#1: How 100 years of global economics can enhance your international investments and international business now. Learn how history reveals currency distortions that create international investment opportunities to borrow low and deposit high. For example right now you can borrow Japanese yen at below 3%, Swiss francs below 4% to invest in international investments, international business, international real estate or other international currencies that pay 5%, 6%, 7% and even more. In one case we’ll show why it is smart to borrow Swiss francs at 3.75% and invest in international Brazilian bonds that pay up to 10% or more!
Subjects in the international investments sessions include a review of global stock markets, international currencies and international interest rates and how they are shifting versus the greenback.
Another session looks at where to find the best value international investments globally right now, plus how to spot the hottest international investment trends before they become hot.
We also cover how to cash in on currency shifts by making international investments through the Multi-Currency Sandwich (Borrow Low-Deposit High) tactic. This is a perfect time for such international investments using diversification of currencies and taking advantage of the currency distortions that now plague investors around the world.
Currency experts from Jyske Bank (Thomas Fischer was a currency trader for many years and Jyske is one of the major currency trading banks in the world) will provide data at that course on this subject.
We’ll study international investment portfolios that offer the advantage of diversification, in several cases into nine currencies and nine different investments of which more than half have strong A to AAA ratings. We will review any changes made in the international investments portfolios we track and update what and how currencies and interest rates may move in the months ahead.
#2: We’ll look at international investments in emerging stock markets and emerging bond markets as well. 2007 was the seventh consecutive calendar year in which international investments in emerging markets outperformed developed markets. In 2007 the MSCI overall Emerging Markets benchmark was up 23.8 % in US dollars compared to the MSCI World Total Return Index being down 0.08 % in US dollars. See why 2008 fared worse for emerging markets and how this creates more potential value.
In 2008 emerging markets fell faster and further than major markets… but once again in 2009 they led the global investment pack. Anders Neilsen, my Jyske account manager, is one of Jyske’s bond experts and will be on hand to answer bond questions.
This February’s International invest sessions look at which blend of emerging and major markets may work best in 2010.
How profitable? Though Jyske Global Asset Managers have been extremely conservative this year, their managed portfolios have risen between 12.2% and 34.4% depending of the risk profile and the size of arrangement.
Those with more emerging markets in 2009 made even more. The emerging markets index (in US dollars) was up 58.99% compared to 23.05% for the major market index. Over three years the index on emerging markets was up 37.88% versus 17.27% for the world index. The emerging market index was up 35.63% compared to the world’s index rise of 18.43% over five years.
Then emerging markets recorded their highest ever quarterly returns in the second quarter 2009, and posted strong gains for the third quarter, up 37.4% in three months, which ranked as the ninth best in equity market history.
You’ll learn why in 2009 we were investing in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China).These 4 countries now generate approximately 27% of the world´s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The average annual GDP growth of a BRIC nation was greater than 7% before the recession, as compared to approximately 2% for a G-7 nation. In the first three quarters of 2009, the growth rate for the Chinese economy beat expectations with an outstanding 8.9%. We’ll look at a special BRIC trading idea in our 2010 seminars.
#3: One session will especially focus on international investments in alternate energy and water. For example we’ll see why Hyflux (water cleaning membranes mainly in China ) rose from $1.50 to $5 in less than a year (and why it then fell dramatically). We’ll see why water shares are destined to grow. We’ll look at Vestas (windmills) shares also up from $50 to $106. Plus we’ll update our Green Portfolio. These shares are especially interesting now as they were especially depressed in the global meltdown.
This course goes far beyond just international investments in stocks, bonds and currencies. Other sessions cover:
#3: How to cash in on distortions in international real estate from Ecuador to Lithuania! We have gained much more than just profit and international business and international investing opportunity in our international real estate searches. We have gained incredible luxury, heart- warming sweetness, breath-taking beauty, much better health and pleasant surprises at every turn. Having lived, worked and played in Ecuador now for over a decade and a half, we’ll focus heavily there, but Ecuador real estate opportunity is just one small part.
For example we’ll see how to own Ecuador and Smalltown USA real estate for pleasure and profit.
The third session of the course looks at how have an international business for fun and profit.
Merri and our webmaster, David Cross join me in the third part of the seminar to look at how to have a small international internet business.
This portion of the seminar is highly practical and usable because it focuses on how to start really small…with minimal investments of time and capital.
Plus we show how to stay small (yet highly profitable) if desired. International business sessions include:
#1: How to have an International and Ecuador Import-Export Business anywhere.
We’ll especially zero in on Ecuador export business opportunities in carved wood, ceramics from Cuenca, carpets from Guano, silver and gold jewelry from Chordeleg, paintings and art, textiles from Otavalo, leathers from Cotacatchi and flowers from the Andes . For example you’ll learn how factories make bread dough jewelry that can be fashioned into high school and college mascots and purchased for pennies apiece (to be sold for dollars abroad). You see how the only native American owned mill produces coats, shirts, sweaters, hats, gloves and scarves in school colors of your choice (at really low prices). These can be sold for ten times their cost.
Here is what one delegate to our course wrote: “Warm greetings for you and Merri! I’ll be on that list of Millionaire women very soon, thanks to your wonderful guidance and tips. Thank you SO MUCH for the good work that you both do!!!”
Another shared this: “I love to travel, but since I’m not independently wealthy, I also need to make money. I made one of my dreams come true. I went to Ecuador . I attended Gary & Merri Scott’s import/export seminar, we visited artists, markets and villages. It was a treat to see the great variety of handmade items and meet the friendly artists. I started to see the possibilities. I filled my suitcases in no time. Most of those things were sold to coworkers and friends and covered the costs of my trip. Yeah!”
“I returned to Ecuador in October. I spent two weeks attending Spanish classes in Quito and the next two weeks shopping. Once home, I sold my goods at an international bazaar and again paid for my trip expenses.
“Do I plan to continue? You bet! I have ideas for other places to sell my goods and some great material for travel articles. I am learning more each trip and gaining experience and confidence and most importantly, I love doing it! Attending your workshop was the catalyst that gave me the courage to take the plunge. Thank you for enriching my life.”
Ted Tidwell will share amazing experiences with that farmers are having with Ted’s stuff and potential benefits of exporting this wonder product abroad.
#5: How to write and use publishing, seminars and how to use international internet opportunities to create your own global business from your home. You can run your global business from an office or at home! The internet makes this more possible than ever before.
In the course we use case studies of what we are doing now to show how to start small and grow on the internet!
Imagine this. Merri and I have a tiny international business. Just two of us run this operation from a remote farm in the Blue Ridge, a small village in Ecuador and the Florida countryside. Yet our website is ranked among the top 20,000 sites in the USA.
By starting small and building with stepping stones and harmonious foci we now almost own several profit generating phrases at Google.
At the course, we look at how we use the Seven Ps (Person, Problem and Promise, Product) to zero in on key phrases. Then we use the Fifth P Promise to develop new customers. The Sixth P the Prospecting Path and Seventh P the Presentation we use at the internet.
This knowledge has really helped previous course delegates. Here is what one previous delegate just shared:
“Gary , I have been working on my website, healthy-holistic-living.com site and I figure it is time for another update. It is really hard to believe it, but my site just keeps growing and growing and I am now averaging 2000 visitors per day!
“What I find to be most amazing is that in just a few short months my site is #1 out of over a million sites and sometimes even millions of sites! As you always say the internet is the ‘Great Equalizer’ anybody given the right tools can compete on the internet.“
You will learn how to use the same system to expand (or start) your business globally!
#6: How to Cash in on Smalltown USA.
We’ll look at properties for sale in Central Florida. These areas have two unique features. First, they offer great real estate value. Second, they are great places to visit and live and do business.
Many readers combine a trip to our Florida or Blue Ridge courses with a chance to look around and inspect some property for sale. Learn how demographics and population push (plus the water) and new Florida investments that have come to this area are likely to make this a hot spot in the decade ahead. In Florida they often visit Orlando about an hour away… plus look at the great lake front properties available at really low prices.
We’ll introduce you to brokers we have used in Florida at the seminar.
#7: How to use the latest tax savings and offshore legal structures to gain the ultimate asset protection. Learn how to gain more than cash-freedom, friendship, financial security, prestige, tax savings, legal protection, fun, adventure, self-sufficiency, fulfillment and more satisfaction…by combining very small amounts of money with your time and energy in an international business. Our friend and attorney for more than 20 years… Joe Cox will be on hand to speak and answer your questions also.
Previous course delegates have included business people, brokers and professionals, doctors, dentists, lawyers, retirees, couples wanting to get into international business together, insurance agents and marketers who want to enhance their existing business or build a second sources of income through international investments and international business.
We have invited more speakers than we have had in a decade to share this learning experience with you… at this seminar course… for ideas on health… green and quantum investing… asset protection and global business.
This can be a Valentine’s Treat because we have booked all four days of this course to be conducted in a very romantic place, the Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora Florida and have arranged discounted room rates for you.
The Lakeside inn is a ‘National Historic Treasure’, listed on the
National Historic Register, that has continuously
operated as an Inn for more than 125 years,
the oldest operating Inn in Central Florida.
The Lakeside Inn is located 40 miles Northwest of Orlando
in in Mount Dora… our shopping town and known as
the “New England” of Central Florida.
Mount Dora is the Antique Capital of Florida,
where the Renninger’s Twin Markets draws thousands
to the Antique Mall and Flea Market,
along with downtown Art Shows, Craft Fairs,
Music Festivals, Theatre, Antique Shows,
Classic Wooden Boat Shows, Sailing Regattas
and Holiday Lighting Ceremonies and Parades. The Captain Doolittle Eco Tours and Mount Dora Trolley
and the antique train leave right from the Inn for daily excursions.
You’ll be able to enjoy this romantic view. The inn sits on Lake Dora.
When you enroll, we’ll send details on how to book a room for the seminar at the exceptionally low rate of $129 a night.
There you have… along with all the benefits of quantum wealth… international investing and business you get Ecuador roses. You can stay with your Valentine at the incredibly unique and romantic Lakeside Inn, plus we’ll host a Valentine’s party at our house.
There are three ways to attend our February tours.
Option #1: Come for the four day quantum wealth… international investing and business seminar.
Quantum Wealth Florida – International Investing & Internet Business Mt. Dora, Florida ($749) Couple $999
Option #2: Enjoy low Ecuador airfares and a Florida Ecuador split session. Come for the four day for quantum wealth… international investing and business. Then travel with us February 15 to Ecuador for one or up to four real estate tours.
Feb. 11-14 Mt Dora.
Feb. 15-16, travel to and visit Quito.
Feb 17, travel to Manta. Feb. 18-19, Coastal Real Estate Tour.
Feb. 20, travel to Cotacachi. Feb. 21-22, Imbabura Real Estate Tour.
Feb. 23-24, Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour.
Feb. 25 travel to Cuenca.
Feb. 26-27, Cuenca Real Estate Tour. Feb 29 end of tour.
Simply choose how many seminars and tours you’ll be on and enjoy the multi tour savings below.
Two Pack… 2 seminar courses & tours $998 Couple $1,349 Save $149 on couple
Three Pack… 3 seminar courses & tours $1399 Couple $1,899 Save $98 single or $348 on a couple or more
Four Pack… 4 seminar courses & tours $1,699 Couple $2,299 Save $98 single or $697 on a couple or more
Five Pack… 5 seminar courses & tours $1,999 Couple $2,699 Save $496 single or $1,046 on a couple or more
Option #3. If you plan to attend six or more seminars and tours in 2010 save with an International Club membership. See how to save here.
International investments and business can help your money grow and stop losing its purchasing power.
Previous course delegates have included business people, brokers and professionals, doctors, dentists, lawyers, retirees, couples wanting to get into international business together, agents and marketers who want to enhance their existing business or build a second sources of income through international investments and international business. Plus everyone wishes to improve their lifestyle… have better health and more ease in receiving income.
If you have or want to make international investments or have your own full or part time international business, you should contact us and make a reservation.
P.S. One section in the Mt. Dora seminar shows how I turn a $950 direct mailing into $118,500 in three weeks. I added $9,875 a month to my income! This information is worth the cost of the course alone.